Build upon your achievements

The Griffith Honours College experience has been created to allow you to reach your full potential and differentiate you from your peers upon graduation. Participating in events exclusive to the Honours College will help you get the most out of your time at Griffith and increase your graduate employability.

2020 Membership Program

In 2020, three GHC events have been designed to enable you to fulfil the compulsory components of your GHC membership.

RSVP dates and specific event invites will be emailed to you. Online alternatives will be available it you can't attend in person.

Commencing students

Participating in GHC exclusive events will help you get the most out of your time at Griffith, connect with other GHC students and increase your graduate employability.

Welcome and induction

12 and 13 February, Gold Coast campus

This event is designed to assist you in your transition into university life. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the College, meet our senior students and get to know your fellow first years.

Leadership Development Series

Tuesday 16 June or Thursday 18 June

The Leadership Development Series will be hosted by a prominent guest presenter who will facilitate a workshop allowing you to develop transferable skills for university and the workplace. You will have the opportunity to focus on developing your capabilities to ensure your stand out from the crowd on graduation.

Annual Symposium

10 August, Brisbane

The objective of the Symposium is to offer you a chance to explore another perspective as you are exposed to ideas and concepts which may be outside your specific study area. You will hear from a topical Keynote speaker and discuss emerging global issues.

Current students

Participating in GHC exclusive events will help you get the most out of your time at Griffith and increase your graduate employability.

O-Week for Current Students

21 February, Gold Coast campus

This event is designed to assist you in your transition into university life. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the College, meet our senior students and get to know your fellow first years.

Leadership Development Series

Tuesday 16 June or Thursday 18 June

The Leadership Development Series will be hosted by a prominent guest presenter who will facilitate a workshop allowing you to develop transferable skills for university and the workplace. You will have the opportunity to focus on developing your capabilities to ensure your stand out from the crowd on graduation.

Annual Symposium

10 August, Brisbane

The objective of the Symposium is to offer you a chance to explore another perspective as you are exposed to ideas and concepts which may be outside your specific study area. You will hear from a topical Keynote speaker and discuss emerging global issues.

Are you a current member of the Griffith Honours College

Go to our dedicated Learning@Griffith site

Member snapshots

Caitlene Hillman

The chance to apply the knowledge gained in lectures has led Bachelor of Commerce student Caitlene to both national and international competitions. After being the Team Captain of the National Runner Up team of the 2017 CFA Institute Research Challenge, Caitlene formed the winning team for Hult Prize@Griffith and progressed through to the Regional Final in San Francisco earlier this year. The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue. “My experiences with the GHC have empowered me to deviate from traditional paths," she says. "For instance, my participation in the Hult Prize led me to co-found a scalable, social enterprise which leveraged biogas technologies, and subsequently pitch in front of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.”

Matthew Sharp

Former infantry soldier Matthew Sharp has thrived at university and wants to ensure other Australian Defence Force personnel have the same opportunities. The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice student is the founder of the Australian Student Veterans Association, a registered charity which serves as a support, advocacy and mentoring body for ex-service personnel undertaking higher education throughout Australia. Awarded a New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Matthew studied Law at the University of Hong Kong before completing a clerkship with top tier law firm King and Wood Mallesons. Following his clerkship, Matt relocated to Indonesia for six months to work for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Due to graduate soon, Matthew has been offered a graduate position at top-tier law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Katharina Gutjahr-Holland

When Katharina Gutjahr-Holland graduated high school, she tried her hand at university, TAFE, living abroad, and an apprenticeship. Five years later, she enrolled in Griffith's Bachelor of Health Science, citing the Honours College as a major draw card to the University. “It took some reflection on what I truly wanted, but at that point I knew I wanted a health focus for that solid, scientific foundation, but I also wanted as much flexibility as possible,” Katharina says. “I was also drawn to the awesome, familiar atmosphere on campus and Griffith Honours College as I was seeking a university with a strong extracurricular program. I also joined ENACTUS, a student club for social impact and entrepreneurial action.” Katharina majors in Environmental Health and is enjoying her placements, gaining more hands-on experience for her future career.

Conor Gould

Starting a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Government and International Relations double degree program straight from high school, like many students, Conor was unsure if he had chosen the right degree. After a successful semester, he took some time off to travel and try different things before returning to study finding his passion in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. Conor is the President of the Griffith University Start-Up Entrepreneurs and was recently sponsored to participate in the Venturer Program an initiative by the Qld Office of the Chief Entrepreneur that seeks to develop resilience within the Queensland start-up and innovation ecosystem. “It was inspiring getting to know the other participants and learning their stories," he says. "The group was a mix of entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers and students. Everyone had a unique and compelling reason to be passionate about innovation and it was great to share that enthusiasm.”

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